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Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
American-made wind turbine blades
Sandia National Laboratories is helping makers of wind turbine blades improve the labor productivity associated with blade fabrication and finishing. This improved productivity makes domestic blades more cost competitive with blades from countries that pay workers lower wages.

Contact: Stephanie Holinka
slholin@sandia.gov
505-284-9227
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
UCLA scientists play key role in developing new Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index
UCLA atmospheric scientists were instrumental in the creation of the Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index -- a new tool to classify the fire threat potential of the powerful, hot, dry Santa Ana wind, which can turn a spark into an inferno. The index was introduced Sept. 17 by the US Forest Service, in collaboration with UCLA and San Diego Gas and Electric.

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Wesleyan Media Project: Political Advertising Analysis
Election campaign 2014: A surge in 'dark money', study says
Dark money groups -- those who keep the names of donors secret -- are contributing record amounts into television political ads for the midterm election races, according to a Washington State University researcher who has tracked the campaign advertising.
Wesleyan Media Project, Nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics

Contact: Linda Weiford
linda.weiford@wsu.edu
509-335-7209
Washington State University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Survey examines personal news cycle of African-American and Hispanic news consumers
A new national survey exploring how African-Americans and Hispanics get their news reveals that the predicted digital divide, in which people of color would be left behind in the use of technology, is not playing out as many of those forecasting the digital future anticipated. The survey findings suggest a divide based on content, not technology.
Maynard Institute, New America Media, McCormick Foundation

Contact: Eric Young
young-eric@norc.org
703-217-6814
NORC at the University of Chicago

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
Researchers convert carbon dioxide into a valuable resource
Researchers at Aalto University have opened a pilot plant that converts carbon dioxide and slag, the by-product of steel manufacturing, into a valuable mineral product. The product, Precipitated Calcium Carbonate, is used in plastics, papers, rubbers and paints.
Academy of Finland, Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation, CLEEN Oy, and Aalto Center for Entrepreneuship

Contact: Arshe Said
arshe.said@aalto.fi
358-505-718-886
Aalto University

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
International Journal of Surgery
International Journal of Surgery opens archive of journal content
The International Journal of Surgery has announced that it has opened up its archive of previously published content: after 24 months published journal issues become available for all to read. A key aim of the IJS is to improve surgical knowledge and patient care and it is hoped that by making these articles available to all will improve efforts to achieve this.

Contact: Ash Allan
newsroom@elsevier.com
44-186-584-3745
Elsevier

Public Release: 17-Sep-2014
First-ever research study examines impacts of diet and lifestyle on healthy aging
A new, first-of-its-kind research study was announced today that will analyze how changes in diet and lifestyle can impact long-term wellness and contribute to healthy aging. The study is being conducted by the Stanford Prevention Research Center and funded through a $10 million unrestricted gift from the Amway Nutrilite Health Institute Wellness Fund.
Amway Nutrilite Health Institute Wellness Fund

Contact: Rachel Jasculca
rjasculca@webershandwick.com
312-988-2046
Weber Shandwick Chicago

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
SAGE partners with Golden Goose Award to support seemingly peculiar research
Leading independent, academic and professional publisher SAGE announces its partnering sponsorship of the 2014 Golden Goose Award. Conceived in 2012 by Congressman Jim Cooper (D-TN), the purpose of the award is to honor researchers whose federally funded work may not have seemed to have significant practical applications at the time it was conducted, but has resulted in significant benefits to society.

Contact: Camille Gamboa
camille.gamboa@sagepub.com
805-410-7441
SAGE Publications

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
'Hidden Treasure of Rome' project unveiled
'The Hidden Treasure of Rome' project will bring hundreds of thousands of ancient artifacts from Italy into the laboratories of US universities to be studied, restored, categorized and cataloged. The University of Missouri is the first university selected for this project.

Contact: Christian Basi
BasiC@missouri.edu
573-882-4430
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
CASIS research set for launch aboard SpaceX mission to space station
SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to blast off to the space station carrying the third suite of research investigations sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, termed Advancing Research Knowledge-2.

Contact: Laura Niles
Laura.E.Niles@nasa.gov
281-244-7069
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Novel drug targeting leukemia cells enters clinical trial
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have launched a Phase I human clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of a new monoclonal antibody for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, the most common form of blood cancer in adults.

Contact: Scott Lafee
slafee@ucsd.edu
619-543-6163
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Scottish people most skeptical on fracking, survey shows
If Scotland votes for independence later this week, its government could face an uphill challenge in persuading the Scottish people that fracking is necessary, research has revealed.

Contact: Emma Thorne
emma.thorne@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-595-15793
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
Data visualization page illustrates the power consumption of smartphones
The infographic developed by University of Helsinki researchers presents the first side-by-side comparison of the power consumption and fragmentation of Android and iOS devices.

Contact: Sasu Tarkoma
sasu.tarkoma@helsinki.fi
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 16-Sep-2014
University of Helsinki and Rovio Learning cooperate for playful learning
The University's Playful Learning Center researches the future of learning together with businesses. The learning research space to be opened with Rovio is the latest example of such cooperation.

Contact: Professor Kristiina Kumpulainen
kristiina.kumpulainen@helsinki.fi
358-503-185-221
University of Helsinki

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
Want to print your own cell phone microscope for pennies? Here's how
A 3-D printing process turns a cell phone into a high-powered microscope for pennies.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Contact: Susan Bauer
susan.bauer@pnnl.gov
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
NAS Gulf Research Program announces strategic vision, initial opportunities
A new strategic vision document, released today by the National Academy of Sciences' Gulf Research Program, describes the long-term goals, objectives, and strategies for the program and will guide its scope of work over the next five years.

Contact: Lauren Rugani
news@nas.edu
202-334-2138
National Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 15-Sep-2014
The biomethane market needs clear frame conditions for further growth
Biomethane as a substitute for the fossil energy carrier natural gas offers a variety of options and applications for a sustainable energy supply. Nevertheless, a consequent market penetration is still pending because of a lack of standardized and transnational frame conditions. Scientists just summarized how the biomethane market developed in the IEA member states and which factors are necessary for further growing.
International Energy Agency

Contact: Daniela Thrän
daniela.thraen@ufz.de
49-341-243-4435
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

Public Release: 12-Sep-2014
Ahoy, offshore wind: Research buoys bring vital data to untapped energy resource
Starting in November, two 20,000-pound buoys decked out with the latest in meteorological and oceanographic equipment will be deployed for a year at two offshore wind demonstration projects: one near Coos Bay, Ore., and another near Virginia Beach, Va. The bright yellow buoys -- each worth $1.3 million -- are being commissioned by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and will enable more accurate predictions of the power-producing potential of winds that blow off US shores.
Department of Energy

Contact: Franny White
franny.white@pnnl.gov
509-375-6904
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 12-Sep-2014
BGI, Imperial College London and Waters Corporation sign framework agreement
BGI, Imperial College London and Waters Corporation signed a framework agreement in Shenzhen, China. Liangyu Zhang, CEO of Greater China of Waters Corporation, Vince Gao, CEO of BGI Heath, and representatives of Imperial College London attended the signing ceremony.

Contact: Press Office
huwen@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 12-Sep-2014
BGI and The Vancouver Prostate Centre announce partnership on joint research laboratory
BGI, and The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC), a global leader in translational research in cancer, today announced the establishment of the BGI-VPC Joint Research Laboratory, a sequencing and translational research facility, to jointly discover and advance basic and translational programs in oncology, including personalized oncology. The collaboration, the first between BGI and any Canadian research institution, will change the landscape of genomic and translational research across Canada and benefit patients worldwide.

Contact: Press Office
huwen@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen

Public Release: 11-Sep-2014
Calico enters into exclusive collaboration with 2M to develop UTSW technology
UT Southwestern Medical Center, 2M Companies, and Calico today announce a new collaboration to advance research and drug development for neurodegenerative disorders caused by the aging and death of nerve cells.

Contact: Russell Rian
russell.rian@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Public Release: 11-Sep-2014
Retraction Watch and PRE partner to improve scholarly publishing practices
Retraction Watch, launched in 2010 in an effort to increase the transparency of the retraction process among scholarly publication, and PRE (Peer Review Evaluation) which was formed to support publishers in promoting trust and transparency related to peer review, have announced that they will work together to share information related to article retractions.

Contact: Nicola Poser
nposer@jbjs.org
781-433-1245
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Public Release: 11-Sep-2014
​NTU spin-off achieves breakthrough with innovative multifunction membranes
A young startup at Nanyang Technological University has developed a first-of-its-kind multifunction water filtration membrane.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 11-Sep-2014
Harvard's Wyss Institute awarded DARPA contract to further develop Soft Exosuit
Harvard's Wyss Institute announced today that it was awarded a first-phase $2.9 million follow-on contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to further develop a biologically inspired smart suit. The device, the Soft Exosuit, is intended to be worn comfortably under clothing and could enable soldiers to walk longer distances, keep fatigue at bay, and minimize the risk of injury when carrying heavy loads.
DARPA/ Warrior Web

Contact: Kristen Kusek
kristen.kusek@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 11-Sep-2014
Elsevier establishes Materials Science Council
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is pleased to announce that, together with leading experts in the field, it has established the Elsevier Materials Science Council: a discipline-specific initiative to raise the profile and support the efforts of the materials science research community across the globe.

Contact: Stewart Bland
s.bland@elsevier.com
44-186-584-3124
Elsevier

Showing releases 51-75 out of 142.

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